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Date: Wed May 28 2003 - 00:34:32 EDT

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                    Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 17, No. 42.
           Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
                         Submit to: humanist@princeton.edu

             Date: Wed, 28 May 2003 05:31:43 +0100
             From: Natasha Smith <nsmith@email.unc.edu>
             Subject: Job announcement: Director of Library Digital Publishing

    POSITION: Director of Library Digital Publishing
    AVAILABLE: Immediately


    The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill seeks qualified candidates
    for the position of Director of Library Digital Publishing. The Director
    develops and leads programs for digital publishing to make collections
    available for the advancement of teaching, research, and public access.

                      The Director conducts publishing projects to convert
    materials to digital formats and publishes newly created electronic
    information. The Director also organizes and investigates new information
    technologies, technology standards, and new publishing models. The
    Director works with faculty, curators, and librarians to develop the
    intellectual framework for library digital publishing; to create policies
    that realize publishing objectives; and to implement programs for the
    selection and evaluation of resources of content for digitization.

                      The Director serves as the digital publishing
    representative and promotes awareness of library digital publishing;
    provides consultation to librarians involved in similar initiatives; and
    establishes collaborative relationships with faculty, students, and
    professional groups to further the library program. The Director
    coordinates library-wide digital publishing and oversees library digital
    publishing projects, including Documenting the American South

              Working collaboratively with the Library's development officers,
    administrators, curators, selectors, and other university departments and
    faculty, the Director seeks external support for digital publishing
    programs through grants and gifts.

                      The Director of Library Digital Publishing reports to the
    Deputy University Librarian and supervises 2 full time librarians and 1
    full time staff member.


    Required: ALA-accredited Masters Degree in Library Science or an advanced
    degree in a relevant subject area and three (3) years of increasing
    professional responsibility; leadership skills confirmed by prior success
    in relevant, complex project management and development of new programs
    and initiatives; demonstrated ability to conceptualize scholarly digital
    publishing projects that support teaching and research and ability to
    develop plans to implement those projects; and demonstrated knowledge of
    and experience with academic and research library collection issues and of
    the trends and issues confronting higher education.

    Demonstrated knowledge of digital library technologies, standards and best
    practices in the digital library, and ability to articulate a vision for
    library digitization; ability to promote digital library publishing
    projects in a research library environment; and working knowledge of
    SGML/XML, including DTD's and schemas.

    Preferred: A record of significant participation at the national level in
    organizations addressing digital publishing and/or electronic information
    issues; experience with library metadata systems and information standards
    and practices; archival imaging and other media standards; and experience
    in donor relations, grant writing, and in budget management.


    The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is the country's oldest
    state university. UNC-CH has an enrollment of approximately 24,000
    students, employs more than 2,200 faculty, offers the Ph.D. in 66 fields;
    and the Library collections include over 5 million volumes. The Library
    is a member of the Association of Research Libraries, the Center for
    Research Libraries, the Triangle Research Libraries Network (TRLN) and

    The Triangle region is one of the most desirable places to live and work
    in North America and offers its residents a wide array of recreational,
    cultural and intellectual activities. The mountains and the seashore are
    each less than a half day's drive from Chapel Hill.

    The University of North Carolina is an equal opportunity employer and is
    strongly committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff.


    This is a twelve-month academic librarian appointment with a minimum
    salary of $50,000. Standard state benefits of annual leave, sick leave,
    and State or TIAA-CREF retirement plan. Librarians are members of the
    general faculty.


    Applications are currently being accepted.


    Send a letter of application, a resume and the names, addresses, and
    telephone numbers of three professional references to:

    Director of Library Digital Publishing
    Mari E. Marsh, Director of Library Personnel
    The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
    CB #3900, 206 Davis Library
    Chapel Hill, NC 27514-8890

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